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Gardening

Wednesday 8th August – the garden post

The funny (and slightly frustrating) thing about a school garden is that things really get going over the summer.  The two Mr H’s and Kate, Tom and Oli cut back the squash leaves (to let the sun and pollinators in on the baby squash and flowers) and harvested the courgettes, cucumbers, tomatoes and a handful […]


Friday 6th July – the garden post

Thanks to Mr Swan, Andy, Michelle and Heigham class for getting stuck in in the garden.  Bolted salad was picked, tomatoes thinned and staked, cabbages planted, and squash plants put into the the new bed outside the polytunnel.  The crops in the keyhole garden are also coming on.  Our main aim is to get autumn […]


Friday 22nd June – the garden post

Heigham class enjoy their second session gardening.  Ms McConnell and Mr Swan take 12 children to the garden centre on Dereham Road to buy some flowers and vegetables. Mr McConnell and Mrs Parkins work with about 15 children to plant vegetable seeds specially selected for an autumn harvest, and Mr Hubery works with a small […]


Friday 15th June – the garden post

As the sun beat down Heigham took over in the garden.  There were loads of jobs to do.  They needed to harvest the vegetables that were ready for sale – this included our first crop of potatoes and broadbeans – and there were lots of tidying and planting jobs to do.  Strawberries were planted up […]


Eggs and veg sale tomorrow

We will be setting up our stall again on the playground at the end of the day tomorrow (Friday 15th June).  We will have eggs, mixed salad, and our first crop of broad beans and potatoes.  In an effort to be more eco-minded, please bring your own bag or tub to carry home what you […]


Friday 1st June – the garden post

I popped in today to give the other Mr H a rest from watering.  Planting all this stuff is all well and good, but it all requires regular watering; daily in hot weather, and with stuff growing across the site its a good hour and a half job!  Having watered, I planted up two ‘three […]


Friday 25th May – Turner class enjoy their final gardening session

The weather forecast promised thunderstorms, but we were spared. Instead the sun came out and we enjoyed a final session together in the garden.  We topped up the keyhole garden – the soil had settled over the week leaving sunken areas that needed filling – and planted sweet peas and tomato plants. We also harvested […]


Friday 18th May – the garden post

Turner class worked hard today in the garden.  One group shifted 2 tonnes of compost-enriched topsoil  to complete the keyhole garden; another worked with Andy to transplant salads from pots to bed; the third group worked with Ms Lewis and Hazel to plant a new border along the fence, and a forth group visited the […]


Tuesday 15th May – the garden post

The sunny weather is really pushing things on in the garden.  This week we received some generous donations of tomato plants (including black tomatoes!), an established pumpkin plant and some French Beans. These have all been planted up and well watered (Thanks Joe and Magnus for helping me).  We have also started to sort our […]


Sunday 13th May – the garden post

After the hard work done by Turner class on Friday, it was time to look for a way to create the sides of the ‘keyhole’ access to the compost bin.  Palettes seem the best idea if they are shaped to reflect the slope of the soil when it is installed.